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Anglo Catholics: A bit of history

 

For more than two centuries, western civilization has been busy disenchanting the universe. The world, we pontificate, is a machine, the mind a computer, marriage a partnership, and morality a rationalization of our need for pleasure and our fear of pain. The goal of Anglo-Catholicism, on the other hand, is revolutionary re-enchantment. It restores sacred places and sacred things. The sacraments, the Church, the communion of saints: these are the bold banners of divine mystery and human destiny. We are sometimes suspicious of those drawn to the Church by its music, its architecture, its ceremony. So indeed were the Tractarians, for they were children of the evangelical revival and good Victorians to boot. But as good Catholics we can put these fears to rest, knowing that beautiful things are themselves sacraments of our beautiful God. - from "The Anglo Catholic Vision" by John Orens

 

 

"Our Present Duty"  

By Frank Weston, Bishop of Zanzibar
Anglo-Catholic Congress, 1923

 

 

"The Catholic Church and Her Environment"
by the Rev. Frederic Hastings Smyth, Ph.D.
reprinted from The Living Church, April 25, May 9, and May 23, 1936.


 "The Anglo Catholic Inner City Experience" 

Robert A. Gallagher, OA, 2006... a PDF

 

 

 

  The Anglo-Catholic Movement Today 

 by Charles Gore, 1925

 

 


The Anglo Catholic Vision  John Orens .. a PDF

Dancing the Magnificat by John R. Orens ...a PDF